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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A district court judge accused of sexually harassing courthouse staff with crude remarks and emailed pictures withdrew his application for reappointment after a group of clerks told lawmakers they would refuse to work in his courtroom. His judicial district...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A gynecologist in Chesapeake accused of performing unwanted surgeries to rack up bills on Medicaid patients faced similar accusations 35 years ago but was let off by the Virginia Board of Medicine with a slap on the wrist.—The...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A grand jury in Virginia Beach indicted the city’s former economic development director on 14 counts of felony embezzlement. He had been accused of using “city funds totaling up to at least $57,162.56 over a four-year period to pay...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The Charlottesville City Council voted to remove a statue of Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea that depicts Sacagawea cowering behind the men’s feet. One of her descendants called it the worst depiction she had ever seen.—C-VILLE• Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Incoming House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn appointed three members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus to lead key legislative committees. It will be the first time in two decades an African American has led a House committee.—The Washington Post• A lawsuit...
 NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A probe by a security firm city leaders in Virginia Beach hired to investigate the mass shooting at a municipal building in May yielded no clear motives or red flags the company said might have warranted further investigation into...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia’s landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades. Members of the new legislative...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “From pariah to powerhouse: … after Democrats won control of the Legislature on Tuesday, (Gov. Ralph) Northam is positioned to be one of the most consequential Democratic governors in America in 2020, aiming to enact strong gun restrictions and...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Virginia Republicans have canceled a meeting where they were to present GOP-backed proposals to curb gun violence.”—Associated Press• Immigration and migration over the past decade shifted the demographics of the suburbs where Democrats claimed key victories in last week’s election....
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Democrat Cheryl Turpin conceded Virginia Beach’s open 7th Senate District seat to Republican Jen Kiggans, who led by 515 votes, which was within the margin for a recount.—The Virginian-Pilot• Two House Republicans are vying for minority leader: Del. Todd Gilbert,...